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Praying By the Book no. 2

Praying By the Book no. 2
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Copyright: Darren Melrose (Darren) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 50] (193)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-25
Categories: Mood
Camera: Pentax *istD, Sigma 70-200 f2.8EX
Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-04-26 0:20
Viewed: 4527
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I posted a shot of this same nun at TrekEarth, so I thought the second might as well go up on treklens. This was at Lungshan Temple in Taipei, taken with my new camera on my first full day out shooting. I am loving digital so far, this is another example. Normally I shoot 100 speed slide film. Shooting 100iso slides would have given me a shutter time of about a quarter of a second here. Bumping up to 800 has given me a usable 1/30sec and a decently sharp shot as a result. I will start to do some more experimental stuff soon I hope and that is what I will be putting up on treklens I think.

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wow! 1/30 sec inside a temple? not bad at all... the light is indeed very well mastered.. nice tones of 2 colors enhancing one another..

This is good Darren. You know that I actually like this one better. it's better composed. We can see the whole shoulder.
May be it would be better to have included the whole left hand, but it doesn't really bother me..
A great shot.

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 24 N: 1499] (12033)
  • [2004-04-26 12:12]

Composition is better in your TE post. Nonetheless, I still like this picture because of the colors and the lighting. I would crop it tighter in the left and at top.

Hmmm...here, though, the shot on TE works much better. I really like how you used the vertical format there as opposed to the pano here. Sure, the shoulder didn't get cropped, but the overall frame is a bit too tight...not much breathing room in there. Also, in the other version I really enjoyed to see the Chinese characters on the wall behind the nun. Good, but not better than the TE version.

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